Clean & Go Green

About "Clean + Go Green"

Columbia University Facilities has partnered with Undergraduate Housing, Environmental Health & Safety, Environmental Stewardship, and Eco-Reps to help you. Twice a year, as part of our "Clean + Go Green" program, we will make dumpsters available across campus, at no cost to you, for the disposal of large unwanted items. You can also shred paper as well. Best of all, Facilities will properly separate your items for donation and recycle them. That way, when you clean, you "go green!"

You can help ensure that our "Clean + Go Green" program is a success--please spread the word! Should you have any questions about this event or need other facilities-related information, please contact the Facilities Services Center at 212-854-2222. We look forward to seeing you at Clean + Go Green!

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Dates

"Clean + Go Green" will occur 8:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Summer

2014 

 

 2015

 

2016 

 Wednesday, July 9

 

 Wednesday, July 8

 

 Wednesday, July 13

 Thursday, July 10

 

 Thursday, July 9

 

 Thursday, July 14

 Friday, July 11

 

 Friday, July 10

 

 Friday, July 15

 Winter  

2014

 

2015 

 

2016

 Thursday, December 11

 

 Thursday, December 10

 

 Thursday, December 8

 Friday, December 12

 

 Friday, December 11

 

 Friday, December 9

Please visit this Web site for updates and changes.

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Items 

You can bring the following items to a "Clean + Go Green" drop-off location:

Reuse/Donation:

  • Clothing
  • Textiles & Linens
  • Non-perishable Food
  • Coats
  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Small Household Items
  Recycling:
  • Furniture
  • Computer Monitors, Keyboards and CPUs (please clean your hard drive prior to drop-off)
  • Paper/Cardboard
  • Batteries
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Books
  • Desk Lamps
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Paint Cans

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Locations

  • Reuse/Donation Drop-off Location: White tent on College Walk
  • Recycling Drop-off Locations: Fairchild Courtyard; Walkway between Lerner Hall and Butler Hall; and the Grove waste management area
  • Paper Shredding Location: Between Low Library and Kent Hall

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Need Help Moving Your Stuff?

For a fee, movers will come directly to your office to collect and recycle your unwanted items. Contact the Columbia University Facilities Services Center at 212-854-2222 48 hours prior to each event and mention "Clean + Go Green" to request this service.

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Shredding

During each event, you can bring items to College Walk for shredding. A Code Shred truck will be available for all of your shredding needs until the shredder truck becomes full.

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DONATE YOUR USED BOOKS!

Don't throw your used books away--donate them instead! Bring your used books to the event location, and we will find them a new, happy home.

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Found Something Special For Columbia's Archives?

Help preserve the institutional memory of the University. Contact Columbia University Archives at 212-854-3786 before disposing of any historical information relevant to the history of the University.

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